Laker Women’s Basketball Alum Katie Hoy Batten Inducted to U.P. Sports Hall of Fame

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. – Former Lake Superior State University (LSSU) women’s basketball player Katie Hoy Batten has been inducted into the U.P. Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2023, as announced by the U.P. Sports Hall of Fame Council.

Ten people were inducted into the Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday night, May 13, 2023, at the Island Resort & Casino in Harris. The 51st annual class includes, front row from left, Kevin McDonald, son of the late Don McDonald of Iron River; Katie (Hoy) Batten of Newberry; Lisa Twardzik of Calumet and DeTour; Ginger Polich of Ironwood; and Dave Cvengros of Wakefield. Top row from left, Shaun McDonald, son of the late Don McDonald; Joe Casagranda of Crystal Falls; Chris Lett of Houghton; John Koskinen of Baraga; and Mark Mattson, son of the late Jim Mattson of L’Anse. Also inducted was Jeff Blashill of Sault Ste. Marie, who was unable to attend.

Batten was named the Lakers’ Defensive Player of the Year after the 1995-96 season, and she held the school record for three-pointers made in a career for four years.

Prior to her career at LSSU, Batten would score more than 1,000 points at Newberry High School. She went on to receive All-U.P. honors for two years, and she was named a member of the U.P. Dream Team after her senior campaign.

EUP News Staff

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